Producers Of Smash Hit Movie Fanie Fourie’s Lobola Are Paying Big Lobola

The cross-cultural movie, Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, currently playing on nationwide cinema screens, has acquired a stash of its own Lobola in the form of strong reviews, increased box office, a host of awards, and a broad and vital fan base among new generation South Africans. In the spirit of Ubuntu the producers will be paying the Lobola for a happy couple who are ready to turn their love into marriage, and some lucky movie fans can choose their lobola in cash or a head of cattle.

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola is a funny and heart-warming love story between an Afrikaans Guy and a Zulu Girl. An arrangement which starts out as a wicked dare, takes an unexpected 360 degree turn into the real deal: complete and utter love, and the M word and that, calls for Tradition – but it’s complicated!

Henk Pretorius directs the romantic comedy starring newcomer, Zethu Dlomo, as “Dinky”, a gutsy, aspiring businesswoman who falls in love with the offbeat “Fanie”, played by Eduan van Jaarsveldt. Janine Eser, with Pretorius as co-writer, penned the screenplay which is inspired by Nape à Motana’s book of the same name.

The movie was made with the support of the National Film & Video Foundation mandated by the government to develop and promote South African film. It’s
produced by Out of Africa Entertainment, the production company behind
‘Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival to 2010’ and ‘The Bang Bang Club’. Out of Africa producing partners, Lance Samuels and Kweku Mandela, say: “The film is a bold and humorous mix of cross-cultural and class differences, family politics, and loads of cows. The broad appeal is the romantic ideal that true love can survive most obstacles.” Producer and co-writer, Janine Eser says, “It’s amazing to see how the film has exploded in social networking over the past few weeks. This is the new ‘word of mouth’ that is drving audiences to the cinema. Our most common comment about the film online is how it makes our audiences feel ‘proudly South African’.”


Movie fans can bag some “Big Lobola” (Cash or Cow) and “Consolation Lobola” (movie merchandise and awesome steak dinners at the award-winning Local Grill restaurant) by listening to what KAYA FM’s Bob Mobena and Kuli Roberts have to say! Tune in from Wednesday 27 March to Saturday 31st March. Lovers, and movie lovers, can also paste their cinema ticket on and the website to earn more Lobola.

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, which is distributed by Indigenous Film Distribution, continues to perform well with box office increasing by 5% from weekend 3 to weekend 4 and maintains its position on the South African Weekly Top 10. Tickets for Lobola winnings can also be purchased at and

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The Academy Selects 2014 And 2015 Show Dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 86th and 87th Oscar® presentations. The 86th and 87th Academy Awards® will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, and February 22, 2015, respectively.

Saturday, November 16, 2013: The Governors Awards
Monday, December 2, 2013: Official Screen Credits due
Friday, December 27, 2013: Nominations voting begins
Wednesday, January 8, 2014: Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Thursday, January 16, 2014: Oscar nominations announced
Monday, February 10, 2014: Nominees Luncheon
Friday, February 14, 2014: Final voting begins
Saturday, February 15, 2014: Scientific and Technical Awards
Tuesday, February 25, 2014: Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014: 86th Academy Awards
Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015: 87th Academy Awards

The 86th and 87th Academy Awards ceremonies will be held at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.



Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount Pictures Celebrate WWF Earth Hour

As the UK prepares to go ’into darkness’ for WWF’s Earth Hour, Paramount
Pictures is pleased to announce its support with a special ‘Star Trek’ themed
light display which will dim as Earth Hour approaches.

This amazing light show by Paramount, in conjunction with Ars Electonica Futurelab & Ascending Technologies, will see quadrocopters fly into the night sky, forming the Star Trek federation logo beside Tower Bridge on a scale never seen before.  In keeping with Earth Hour’s initiative, the quadrocopters will utilize batteries that were charged in Austria using green energy from the Austrian renewable energy grid specifically for this event.

The event will coincide with WWF’s Earth Hour at 8:30 pm. Along with
key landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and The London Eye going dark, the quadrocopters will turn off their glow in support of Earth

To signal the end of Earth Hour at 9:30 pm the quadrocopters will reform the Star Trek logo above London’s skyline.

The logo formation will hover about 36m (118ft) above the ground at the lowest point and the highest point (the tip of the logo) will be at approximately 130m (426ft) above ground. The total height of the logo will be approximately 94meters (308ft).

The light show can be captured from the main location at Old Billingsgate Walk, giving a view of Tower Bridge and City Hall.  Other vantage points for the public are the Tower of London and on location at Potters Field Park, Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 2AA.

John Fletcher, Director of Marketing for Paramount Pictures UK said “We are very pleased to go ‘into darkness’ with the rest of the world in support of Earth Hour. It seems fitting to be associated with such a global cause.”

Kellie Rollings from WWF said “WWF is delighted that Paramount is
supporting this year’s Earth Hour event. Millions of people around the world take part in Earth Hour year on year and we’re always looking for innovative ways to get our message out there. It’s fantastic that Paramount has chosen to
mark the hour by dimming their lights at this unusual light display.”

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Roberto Orci & Alex
Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams.  Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.



News From Sugar-daddy Theatre Company

Sending a great, big THANK YOU to all those who voted for us!! We are most honoured and truly grateful that our little production ‘I AM HAMLET’ was awarded ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE’ by Fleur Du Cap. Thank you for supporting us people!!!

I Am Hamlet - Peoples Choice Award

Improve Workshop

Sunday, 24th March 3-6 pm, 186 Loop Street. R70 cash only at the door.  A one-off workshop Lead by Leon Clingman of ‘I AM HAMLET’! Leon has worked in Theatre Sports for the past 10 years so come along & try some fun stuff!

Email to book.

Next Production

Lady Luck
Venue: Intimate Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street, Cape Town
Dates: 15 – 25 May 2013, 8pm (excluding Sundays and Mondays)
Special Offer: Half Price Tuesday, tickets sold at R40 on Tuesday 21 May.
Tickets available at Computicket.
Stand-by tickets available at the door on the night at full price only.

Cast: Sabine Palfi, Bjorn Steinback, Aidan Whytock
Director: Yvonne Copley

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Synopsis: Set in the seedy underbelly of Cape Town, exotic dancer, Lisa (Sabine Palfi), tries to pick up the pieces of her broken heart. Things soon spiral out of control and she finds herself thrust into a dangerous love triangle with Dean (Bjorn Steinbach), her explosive former fiancé, and his Greek boss, Nic (Aidan Whytock), a seductive mobster.
No under 18’s!!!

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Acting For Film II Workshop

9 April – 16 May 2013
Every Tues & Thurs
17h30 – 20h30
Cost R4950

Participants further explore and develop thechniques to deepen their understanding of textual analysis, acting and performance. In addition, classes will include exercises in accessing emotions and developing character.

Workshop will cover:
Teh tools needed to prepare for a truthful on camera performance.

  • Finding eye-lines
  • Hitting your mark
  • Moment before
  • Beats and actions
  • Place and fourth wall
  • Sense and affective memory / emotional recall
  • Fundamentals of characterisation
  • Inner monologue

In this workshop, the participant is required to perform a scene for filming in studio and a monologue for live performance

Entry requirements: none

Please note: ACT reserves the right to change, without notice, the workshop structure and/or schedule and/or coach.

Bookings: or call (021) 419-7007